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Saturday 30/03/2024 09:00 - 10:30 - Athens Animfest 2024 Official Screening
Saturday 30/03/2024 21:00 - 22:30 - Athens Animfest 2024 Replay Screening
Total Duration: 01:18:42

  1. Chocolate and Flowers 01:58
  2. United States of America 2023
    Directed by: Damaris Unat Almanza
    Production/School: Dahra Perez/DigiPen Institute of Technology

    Sol, an enthusiastic florist who runs her own vendor stall in a bustling plaza, lets her insecurities get the best of her when a new business sets up.

  3. HeadMister 04:05
  4. Russia 2023
    Directed by: Alina Trubacheva
    Screenplay: Darya Bukhteeva
    Animation: Kira Fedyaeva, Kristina Vyazovtseva, Alena Dudko, Yana Anikina, Alexandra Olshevskaya, Sofia Timoshenko, Nadezhda Nagornaya, Sofia Ikonnikova, Irina Stepanets, Alina Trubacheva
    Technique: Hand-drawn 2D animation, computer cutout
    Music: Andrey Skobelsky
    Production/School: Institute of Film and Television (GITR)
    Dialogue language: Russian
    Subtitles language: English

    Girl Farah tells her classmates a creepy story about an eccentric director.

  5. Filomena 02:38
  6. Italy 2024
    Directed by: Joseph Clayson Muela
    Screenplay: Joseph Clayson Muela
    Animation: Joseph Clayson Muela
    Technique: Digital 2D and watercolors by Michela Tirone
    Music: Joseph Clayson Muela / Parliament - Come in out of the rain
    Production/School: Joe Groe productions / Albertina Academy of fine arts
    Dialogue language: Italian
    Subtitles language: English

    A little girl with a hunger for knowledge wants to free herself from the nightmare of patriarchy.
  7. Lift Off 04:52
  8. United States of America 2023
    Directed by: Rui (Grey) Han
    Screenplay: Rui (Grey) Han
    Animation: Rui (Grey) Han
    Technique: Digital 2D Animation
    Music: Simon (Seungwon) Lee
    Production/School: Xiaowen Wu
    Dialogue language: English
    Subtitles language: English

    A girl goes on a flight trip to her childhood best friend, and on the way she falls into a fantastical journey into their memories of growing up together and then growing apart. When the plane lands, she feels anxious to meet her again and to find out whether their friendship is still the same.

  10. Germany 2023
    Directed by: Daniel Maaß
    Screenplay: Daniel Maaß
    Animation: Daniel Maaß, Tairan Gavin, Yannik Stark
    Technique: digital 2D, digital 3D, stop motion
    Music: Thomas Höhl
    Production/School: Daniel Maaß / Kunsthochschule Kassel
    Dialogue language: German
    Subtitles language: English

    Two hikers come across a hypnotic-looking water pit in a dry desert. The water pit is now the trigger for an all-encompassing conflict: Should they settle down or keep wandering?
  11. Black Square 14:57
  12. China 2024
    Directed by: Shaochong XU
    Production/School: Ruoyan LI / Beijing Institute Of Fashion Technology
    Dialogue language: Yue Chinese (Cantonese)
    Subtitles language: English

    It is a story about the mother sneaked into the data backend the day before the historical information of the “Down World” was formatted, eager to preserve the last piece of evidence of her son’s existence in this world.

  13. Chosen't 07:05
  14. Israel 2023
    Directed by: Yotam Goren
    Screenplay: Yotam Goren
    Animation: Yotam Goren
    Technique: Hybrid (2D and 3D)
    Music: Moran Glazer
    Production/School: Bezalel Academy of Arts
    Dialogue language: English

    In a fantastical world, where all good stories commence, a young girl is declared "The Chosen One" by the angels, destined to face challenges and confront monsters. Initially proud, her joy turns to obsession after experiencing failure and abandonment. A chance encounter with a sensitive monster challenges her perspective. "Chosen't" explores the concept of "The Chosen One" in our lives—highlighting the desire for the title, its negative impact, and the true meaning. The film also delves into the idea of the chosen one among groups, shedding light on potential drawbacks.

  15. Sandcastles 05:42
  16. United Kingdom 2023
    Directed by: Meredith Stewart
    Screenplay: Meredith Stewart
    Animation: 2D
    Technique: 2D Computer Animation
    Music: Nacho Mañá, Megalithic Sound
    Production/School: Meredith Stewart
    Dialogue language: No Dialogue
    Subtitles language: No Subtitles

    A wistful child re-lives a memory close to their heart.

  17. Unicorn Lady 04:45
  18. India 2024
    Directed by: Rebecca Rechana Paul
    Screenplay: Sumanto Chattopadhyay, Rebecca Rechana Paul
    Animation: Rebecca Rechana Paul, Oorjit B S, Adhiti Krishnadas
    Technique: 2D Animation
    Music: Tanuj Tiku
    Production/School: Suresh Eriyat, Nilima Eriyat
    Dialogue language: English
    Subtitles language: English

    The animated short film delicately unfolds the poignant story of a protagonist, a resilient cancer survivor emerging from the shadows of a mastectomy. It's a deeply moving portrayal of her journey, evolving from a life marked by a physical scar to one where she weaves her experiences into a breathtaking mosaic of treasured moments. This narrative is a metaphorical transition from the confines of bodily afflictions to a profound, celebrated understanding of existence. She stands as a beacon of this profound metamorphosis. Her days, imbued with both pain and rebirth, are likened to the delicate, purposeful stitches of a needle through fabric, each one contributing to the magnificent embroidery of life. This film is a touching ode to human endurance, the art of embracing scars, and the beauty in turning suffering into a masterpiece of lived experience.
  19. Off-Course 04:36
  20. Belgium 2023
    Directed by: Robbe Bruers
    Screenplay: Robbe Bruers
    Animation: Robbe Bruers
    Technique: 2D frame by frame
    Music: Robbe Bruers
    Production/School: Luca school of Arts Brussels
    Dialogue language: English
    Subtitles language: none

    A young and inexperienced musician named Olafur loses control because of stress overload and never-ending deadlines. It is not until a meaningful letter from his parents finds its way in his hands that he finds his passion for music once again.

  21. High Tail 02:23
  22. Canada 2023
    Directed by: Victoria Biste
    Screenplay: Victoria Biste

    “High Tail” is a narrative story about a dog who has had enough of living with his owners and, in a burst of spontaneity, decides to move out and start his life in the big city. However, his green optimism is quickly crushed as he realizes the big city and adult life aren’t quite living up to his expectations.

  23. A lover’s discourse 14:00
  24. Japan 2024
    Directed by: Pang Wen
    Music: PANG WEN
    Production/School: Yamamura Koji
    Dialogue language: French
    Subtitles language: English

    Drawing upon Roland Barthes’s work of the same name, A Lover’s Discourse looks into intimate relationships. A couple playing a game in a café tries to talk about love but merely circles the topic, hardly reaching its essence.

  25. Dungeon Fellas 03:20
  26. United Kingdom 2023
    Directed by: Caden Casson
    Screenplay: Caden Casson
    Animation: Caden Casson

    A 2D animated short of a creature performing upkeep around a dungeon, and being chased by an adventuring party.

  27. Manna (2024) Stop-motion Animation 02:24
  28. United States of America 2024
    Directed by: Ariel Wills
    Screenplay: Ariel Wills
    Animation: Ariel Wills
    Technique: Stop motion
    Music: Adam Hichens
    Production/School: Ariel Wills

    A paper prayer for neighborhood care.

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